I’ve been on a gluten free diet for nearly four years. At the time, I thought it was the end of my life. No more Oreos? Twinkies? Bread that doesn’t taste like something you seal your driveway with?
(Please note that I’ve never said I was mature for an adult.)
A year or so ago, I discovered something called “Paleo.” It sounded interesting and it was naturally gluten free, so I started experimenting. Aside from the vegetables that I’m allergic to (cabbage, broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, and anything related to those), I can eat everything in the Paleo “diet” guidelines.
I’ve been playing around with it off and on since then. And the other day I thought, “OH! Why not try to pair this Paleo thing with my other love – the 21 Day Fix?”
So this weekend, I decided to try doing it with breakfast. Everything you see in my little picture above is made from scratch (except the banana; I’m not that skilled in gardening).
21 Day Fix Paleo Breakfast
So here’s what I did, I diced up some onions and green bell pepper and sliced two roma tomatoes into “rings.” I like the roma tomatoes because they have more “meat” and less seeds.
Then, I sprayed down a muffin tin (Avocado oil in one of those “mister” things you can get at Costco – wipe any excess away with a paper towel), cracked one whole egg into each cup, added my veggies, and stirred it all around a bit. Then I slapped a tomato slice on top, added some cracked pepper and popped the tin in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. (Add whatever veggies strike your fancy or scour Pinterest for ideas!)
While those were cooking, I made my own sausages. I didn’t have ground pork on hand, but I some great ground beef (lean, of course). I crumbled it into a bowl, added some onion, sage, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then I formed little patties and browned them on the stovetop for two minutes per side. Then I stuck them on a rack placed on a rimmed cookie sheet and put them in the oven as I pulled the eggs out. They cooked for about 8 minutes and they were done (and what fat drippings there were, were pooled safely away from my patties in the bottom of the cookie sheet.
There’s a whole banana in the picture, but I only ate half of it. I’m saving the other half for breakfast tomorrow.
The Container Tally
So, the end tally of my 21 Day Fix paleo experience is:
1 and a half red containers – each “Egg Muffin” is one egg and more than one sausage fit in the red container, but I only had one.
1/2 green container – the veggies added to each egg muffin was roughly 1/4 of a green container.
1 purple container – half of the banana.
Ok, that was my experience. Keep in mind that this is just how I did it. It’s not an exact science and you may add more or less to your muffins.
But please come back and share how you’ve merged your workout eating plans with your special dietary needs (whether it’s paleo or something else).
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